Day hikes Extremadura

The hiking offer varies and currently unfolds around the medieval cities of Cáceres and Trujillo.   

Cáceres - escape to rural vistas

In Cáceres begins the Camino de los Descubridores, a reference to the conquistadores who, before or after leaving for the New World, made pilgrimages to the monastery of Guadalupe. From this trail, we walk a variant of the first stage, to Sierra de Fuentes. Through olive groves, a stone quarry and grassland full of cork oaks, we reach Sierra de Fuentes. On the way back, we climb over the crest of the hill to the Santuario de la Virgen de la Montaña, where a grand scenery awaits. 

  • Distance: 22 km
  • Time: 5,5 hours
  • Elev. gain: 420 m
  • Elev. loss: 420 m
  • Min. elev.: 427 m
  • Max. elev.: 645 m
  • Level: medium

Cáceres - hermitage en mining industry 

For enthusiasts. A route that shows a different side of Cáceres. Along the southern frayed edges of the city, a varied alternative to the picturesque landscape unfolds. We walk via Aldea Moret to the hilltop Ermita de Santa Lucía. Then we continue our route over a hillside past the remains of where once Cáceres' mining industry flourished. Via the desolate grounds of the Feria, we return to the starting point in the city centre. This is raw, industrial and just a 
little bit different. 

  • Distance: 18 km
  • Time: 4,5 hours
  • Elev. gain: 295 m
  • Elev. loss: 258 m
  • Min. elev.: 430 m
  • Max. elev.: 520 m 
  • Level: medium

Trujillo - the plain to  Madroñera 

From charming Trujillo, we walk a stage of the Camino de los Descubridores. For the first few kilometres, the road turns gently right into a landscape of meadows dotted with huge granite boulders, where retinta cattle graze. This walk is characterised by straights, gentle curves and the vastness of the landschape. We end in Madroñera where the nobles of Trujillo had their summer residences. A car will take us back to the starting point. A walk to experience space 
and way to ground.

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  • Distance: 19 km
  • Time: 4,5 uur
  • Elev. gain: 251 m
  • Elev. loss: 156 m
  • Min. elev.: 447 m
  • Max. elev.: 613 m 
  • Level: medium

Santa Cruz de la Sierra - a sacred mountain 

Already a sacred site in prehistoric times, montaña Sagrada has been a National Archaeological Monument since 1931. From Santa Cruz de la Sierra, we hike to the top, past remains of altars and offerings erected by the Visigoths, Moors and Christians. On the 844-metre-high Pico de San Gregorio, we see the ruins of the Arab fortress Sant Aqrug, also the habitat of the mighty  cinereous vulture. The view from this spot is impressive. We finish again in Santa Cruz. The total climb is 396 metres. 
 

  • Distance: 6 km
  • Time: circa 3,5 hours
  • Elev. gain: 413 m
  • Elev. loss: 413 m
  • Min. elev.: 507 m
  • Max. elev..: 903 m
  • Level: medium